Nate Clements is out after all in San Francisco

Upon further review, the San Francisco 49ers will sever ties with Nate Clements.

Rumors and reports mixed Wednesday that the Niners would cut loose the veteran cornerback only for follow-up reports to be sent out saying no decision had been finalized. It’s final now. Clements will be released, probably later today, in a move announced by Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network.

The move clears more than $7 million in salary cap space for the club, and it has fueled speculation San Francisco will put a full-court press on Nnamdi Asomugha. The report indicates that Clements could potentially return at a reduced rate.

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